Canes Rally in 8th For Win over UVA

Canes Rally in 8th For Win over UVA (Image 1)
Canes Rally in 8th For Win over UVA (Image 1)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – David Thompson hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to help Miami rally past Virginia 9-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
The No. 2-seeded Hurricanes (43-13) trailed 5-2 entering the bottom of the inning on Wednesday. But Garrett Kennedy followed Thompson’s bases-loaded hit to left with a three-run homer to right, capping a seven-run inning.
Kenny Towns hit a three-run homer in the sixth for a 3-2 lead for the seventh-seeded Cavaliers (34-20), who reached pool play by beating Georgia Tech on Tuesday. That lead grew on Joe McCarthy’s two-run double in the top of the eighth before the Hurricanes rallied.
Brian Garcia (5-2) earned the win, while Alec Bettinger (4-4) took the loss.
Both teams are off Thursday and play again Friday in Pool B, with Miami facing No. 6 seed North Carolina State and Virginia facing third-seeded Notre Dame.

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